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Universities UK, 2020
In May 2019, a joint Universities UK (UUK)/Research England working group, in collaboration with GuildHE, developed a draft Concordat for the advancement of Knowledge Exchange in Higher Education in England. The aim of the concordat is to equip universities to demonstrate their diverse strengths and successes to generate real economic and societal…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Role, Social Change
Universities UK, 2020
The University and College Union (UCU) has been in dispute with 69 universities over the latest valuation of the Universities Superannuation Scheme (USS) -- the largest private sector pension scheme in the UK. Over 50,000 members of staff were balloted for strike action by UCU in opposition to the outcome of the 2018 valuation, which determined…
Descriptors: Retirement Benefits, Universities, Unions, Strikes
Universities UK, 2020
Universities should already have policies and practices in place to support their staff and students experiencing domestic violence and abuse. This briefing includes some information which may be helpful in supporting staff and students at greater risk due to the lockdown period relating to the COVID-19 pandemic. This briefing draws on expert…
Descriptors: Family Violence, School Policy, College Faculty, College Students
Universities UK, 2020
The UK's world-leading universities transform lives, enrich local communities, drive regional and national economic growth, and improve society and social justice. As the UK begins to recover from the disruption of the global coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, it is imperative that its universities can emerge from lockdown safely and in line with…
Descriptors: Disease Control, Disease Incidence, Prevention, Educational Facilities
Universities UK, 2019
The UK's universities are a global success story; world-renowned for high-quality teaching and for supporting social mobility and economic growth across the UK. In February 2018, the prime minister launched the government's review of post-18 education and funding in England. The review aims to 'ensure that the education system for those aged 18…
Descriptors: Universities, Educational Finance, Educational Quality, Student Mobility
Universities UK, 2019
Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) data provides information on how much UK graduates of different courses at different universities are earning, either one, three or five years since graduating. This briefing gives an overview of what LEO data is and how it can be useful to students, policy makers and higher education institutions. It also…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Research, Longitudinal Studies, Data Use
Universities UK, 2019
A student's race and ethnicity can significantly affect their degree outcomes. Of the disparities that exist within higher education, the gap between the likelihood of White students and students from Black, Asian or minority ethnic (BAME) backgrounds getting a first- or upper-second-class degree is among the most stark -- 13% among 2017-18…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blacks, Asians, Minority Group Students
Universities UK, 2019
As highlighted in the report of the McMillan Group in 2016, "University Knowledge Exchange (KE) Framework: good practice in technology transfer" (ED574177) there is no single profile of knowledge exchange that is appropriate to all universities. What is best for a given university is very context driven through the discipline portfolio…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Technology Transfer, Foreign Countries, Profiles
Universities UK, 2019
This briefing sets out how the government can secure an effective post-Brexit settlement where universities can maximise their contribution to a globally-successful UK. Putting universities at the heart of any post-Brexit settlement will help create opportunities for trade, build networks and partnerships and create opportunities to expand…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Universities, International Relations, Foreign Policy
Gaskell, Simon; Lingwood, Rebecca – Universities UK, 2019
Historically, much of the focus of universities, policymakers and governments on higher education's impact on social mobility has been on disadvantaged students' access or admission to university, while focus on such students' successful participation and attainment is growing. The third phase beyond access and participation -- disadvantaged…
Descriptors: Access to Education, Higher Education, College Students, Economically Disadvantaged
Universities UK, 2019
This report provides a snapshot of statistics from academic year 2017-18 related to students and staff at United Kingdom higher education institutions and the income and expenditure of these institutions. Highlights include: (1) In 2018, the UK 18-year-old entry rate to university was at a record level; (2) In 2017-18, 30.8% of academic staff had…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, College Faculty, Teacher Characteristics
Universities UK, 2019
As the UK's economy grows, in the context of global change, the needs of employers, employees and learners will also change. For the UK to prosper economically, compete internationally, and reduce economic disparities, the UK's skills base will need to be responsive and meet these changing needs. More flexible learning approaches have the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Flexible Progression, Higher Education, Access to Education
Universities UK, 2019
Universities UK has been explicit that a 'no deal' exit from the EU would be bad for our students, researchers and 136 member universities. This briefing sets out the consequences of exiting the EU without a deal and the stabilising policies required for the higher education sector.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Public Policy, Educational Policy
Haigh, Katy; de Pury, John – Universities UK, 2019
Universities UK (UUK) in collaboration with Newcastle University, has launched "Initiations at UK Universities" to raise awareness of the dangers of initiations and excessive alcohol consumption among students. This briefing includes a consensus statement on the best way forward from stakeholders across the university and health sectors,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Fraternities, Hazing
Universities UK, 2018
This report provides a snapshot of statistics from academic year 2016-17 related to students at UK higher education institutions and the income and expenditure of these institutions. The statistics reviewed include universities' research activity, student employability, and information on international students and staff. ?????Highlights include:…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Educational Finance, Income
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